Rush to Assessment: The Role Private Early Childhood Service Providers Play in Assessing Child and Program Outcomes

  • January 12, 2006
  • By Larry Macmillan and Roger Neugebauer

This paper describes efforts by large private non-profit and for-profit early childhood organizations to use data from assessments of children's learning and program quality for management purposes. 

It also reports on their experiences in implementing a variety of early childhood accountability and assessment initiatives as they manage 3,960 centers serving over 412,000 children under the age of five in all fifty states and the United Kingdom.